||Mount Hood (11,239'). It is the highest mountain in Oregon and the fourth highest in the Cascades (after Mount Rainier, Mount Shasta, and Mount Adams). This picture is taken from 30 miles away while over the north (Washington State) side of the Columbia River Gorge near its mouth. According to the USGS website, there are 12 named glaciers on the mountain, but only 11 names are actually listed and shown on the accompanying map.
Clearly visible on the right side of the mountain is Illumination Rock (9,543'), a giant basalt massif separating the Zigzag and Reid glaciers on Mount Hood's west side.
In this picture the smoke layer from the fire near Mount Jefferson (50 miles away) is also visible.
||Aug 11, 2007 - 02:01 PM
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||Focal len: 292 mm, Exposure: 1/320s, Aperature: F11.0